Linked to the National Curriculum, Wicked Active Learning’s free teaching resources have been created with teachers to enhance your school trip. These resources support the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum and can be used before or after your visit.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire and featuring songs by Stephen Schwartz, Wicked is an ingenious re-imagining of the classic ‘Wizard of Oz’ story. The award-winning stage musical goes beyond the famous Yellow Brick Road and places familiar characters in a completely original and riveting new story.
Wicked tells the untold story of an initially unlikely and eventually profound friendship between two university students, Galinda Upland and Elphaba Thropp, and how their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked integrates original songs, incidental music, spoken dialogue, acting, singing, dance and multi-discipline design (including lighting, sound, sets & props, costumes, wigs, makeup, and prosthetic masks) for the purposes of storytelling and provides learners with wide-ranging dynamic opportunities for evaluating live performance and design.
What teachers say
“Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking music and set designs.”Reading Girls School
“The show was absolutely amazing! From the stage, costumes, singing and fabulous singing! All sensational!!!!!”Wandle Valley Academy
“EXCELLENT! It was such a good production! … It was so magical. “Plaistow Primary School
“Amazing! A fabulous experience.”West Ham Church Primary School
Wicked’s Teacher Resources
Wicked’s free classroom-based learning resources and activities designed for for KS2-KS5 students, include lesson plans, videos, anti-bullying resources and diversity, inclusion and wellbeing resources.
Twice voted ‘Best Theatre Production for Schools’ by teachers at the annual School Travel Awards, Wicked explores themes of self-esteem, identity, prejudice, victimisation, fake news, peer pressure, ambition, and friendship.
The production’s distinctive stage designs, popular songs and huge cast of actors and dancers provide dynamic opportunities for evaluating live performance. The song ‘Defying Gravity’ is a set work for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music.
You can easily access all of Wicked’s teaching resources in one download by completing the form in Wicked Active Learning.
Use this free teaching resource pack to discover the story of Wicked, a synopsis of the original story, character profiles, themes and discussion points.
Anti-Bullying Lesson Plan
Download this free teaching lesson plan resource to help address and discuss Anti-Bullying in the classroom.
Using the story of Wicked, to understand different types of bullying, explore why people bully and discuss what to do if you see bullying at your school.
Explore various script extracts of dialogue and songs from Wicked in this teaching resource.
Teachers’ Guide to Delivering English KS3 Lesson Plans
This teaching resource pack is designed to support the National Curriculum for English as delivered at Key Stage 3, providing lessons inspired by the musical Wicked.
Teachers’ Guide to Delivering English KS4 Lesson Plans
This teaching resource pack is designed to support the National Curriculum for English as delivered at Key Stage 4, providing lessons inspired by the musical Wicked.
“Opening as the New Victoria Cinema in October 1930, what is now the Apollo Victoria Theatre has been a giant London landmark for nine decades.”
– The Daily Telegraph
Learn the history of The Apollo Victoria Theatre, why it was created and what it has been used for over the decades in this resource pack.
Teacher’s Guide to Delivering Intermediate ESOL/EFL English Lesson Plans
This lesson plan teaching resource is suitable for EFL/ESOL students working at Intermediate/B1-B2/Entry Level 3 – low Level 1.
This resource pack is designed to introduce the story of Wicked to students before they see the show, using vocabulary related to theatres and musicals.
Intermediate ESOL/EFL English
This pack is designed to introduce vocabulary related to theatres and musicals to intermediate ESOL/EFL students.
Wicked’s Educational Video Resources
Watch Wicked’s collection of theatre careers videos, in partnership with First Careers, featuring a range of on stage and behind the scenes roles.
Each short film profiles a different theatre career and outlines how the Wicked team members worked to gain experience and were inspired to choose their career paths. As well as offering practical advice for young people, the videos also show some behind the scenes footage and insights of the UK production.
Stephen Schwartz Interview
Watch composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz discuss his musical themes and inspiration behind many of his score’s iconic motifs and melodies, including ‘Defying Gravity’.
The song Defying Gravity is currently a set work for the Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music Grade 9-1 Qualification (Area of Study: ‘Music for Stage and Screen’).
“Amidst its compelling themes of prejudice and propaganda, Wicked provides an enriching live experience for all music learners and is a must see for anyone studying ‘Defying Gravity’ at GCSE.”
– Head of Music, Great Ballard School
Wicked Active Learning’s free teaching resources provide you and your students with free teaching videos and activities for English, Music, Drama & Theatre Studies and has strong curriculum links to Citizenship, PSHE and SMSC.
The resources can be used before or after a school trip to the show – helping your students learn more about the adaptation, fake news, anti-bullying, careers and music.
Wicked is playing at The Apollo Victoria Theatre in London.
Wicked makes a brilliant English, Drama or Music school trip. In addition, schools can take advantage of their school group rate from £17.50 per student for groups of 100+ and from £19.50 per student for groups of 10+.
Plus you can get 1 free secondary teacher ticket with every 10 tickets purchased (11th ticket is free). Or 1 free primary teacher with every 5 tickets purchased (6th ticket is free).
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